Ruby Fern Friend

Monday, January 26, 2015

Ruby Fern Friend, 91, of Seligman, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Circle of Life Legacy Village, Bentonville, Ark.

She was born Feb. 1, 1923, in Pottawatomie County, Okla., the daughter of Jesse T. and Nora (Coleman) Bostick. On Feb. 9, 1953, in Albuquerque, N.M., she was united in marriage to Stanley A. Friend, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents, eight siblings; and one daughter, Peggy Dalton.

Survivors include: two sons, Michael Jeffcoat and his wife, Debbie, of Rogers, Ark., and Derrick Friend, of Seligman; one daughter, Joyce Frame and her husband, Dwight, of Rogers, Ark.; two stepchildren, Karen Parker, of Maryland and Butch Friend, of Virginia; one sister, "Sis"; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and great-great-great grandchildren.

She received her education in Oklahoma. She resided in Washington, D.C., before moving to Seligman, in 1971. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Funeral services were held Saturday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Randy Parks conducted the services. Burial was at Bayless Cemetery, Gateway, Ark.

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